It is summer time and it is vacation time. Wherever in the world, most people want to get into the sand and the sun. So, it’s hard for geeks to get places where they can get their nerd on as hard as making vacation checklist. But geeks need vacation too, because they are human.
So, if you are a geek the questions are: what are my checklist? And where I should go?
It’s not easy to prepare vacation for a geek, but these may help you to know what your checklist are.
- Manage your vacation plan. You can write it on notes of you can either use TripIt and store it on your gadget.
- Check your network and make sure you have full control access to your home network.
- Do research about internet connectivity options (Wi-Fi, 3G, HSDPA, etc).
- If you're planning out of country, make sure your phone will work with your carriers. You can use Skype as substitute, though.
- Your devices need charge. Belkin Mini Surge Protector is one of the solutions you have for all of your devices.
- Bring what's necessary (i.e. memory cards for your camera).
- Think about your gadgets safety such as your laptop on bags. It's worth to think about your flight condition as well.
- If you're going to bring some clothes, rolling those is the best way to safe the place.
- Back-up your data and unplug unnecessarily gadgets.
We have vacation checklist, but the next question is where are we going to? Since you’re geek, here are 10 most recommended vacation destinations for geeks where you can really geek out and blow-up your brain.
- Kennedy Space Center. There are towering launch pads, huge rockets, history-making technology and vast stretches of NASA’s Florida wildlife preserve.
- Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. You can find a working coal mine, a German submarine (U-505), a 3,500-square-foot model railroad, the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr) and a NASA spacecraft used on the Apollo 8 mission.
- CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) where you can find massive Globe of Science and Innovation, featuring an exhibition taking you on a journey into the world of particles and back to the Big Bang. It's in suburbs of Geneva.
- The Atomium. It consists of nine steel spheres connected so the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
- International Spy Museum. Located in Washington, DC, which dedicated to everything secret, featuring 600 objects and exhibits on the history of espionage and spies in real-world practice and in popular culture.
- Matmâta, Tunisia. It is fictional landscape and home of Luke Skywalker. A must-visit site for Star Wars fans.
- Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The Expo offers exhibits from more than 190 countries and more than 50 international organizations. It is estimated that 70 million to 100 million visitors will visit the Expo, the most in history.
- The Computer History Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the stories and artefacts of the information age, and exploring the computing revolution and its impact on our lives.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is home to the development of epic space missions such as Voyager and Voyager 2, and the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
- Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin (German Museum of Technology). Located in central Berlin and dedicated to transportation, manufacturing and technology, the museum boasts an impressive array of radios, phones, planes, sea-faring vessels and two whole locomotive sheds on its sprawling campus.
You have checklist either destinations. Go catch your ride and have some fun with geeks type. My last advice, if you’re going to vacation it means you want to get away from your routine. So, why you don’t just go and left your gadgets or network? Via [lifehacker] and [eWeek]. (tpos/sm/ge)